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Message from the Director

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We are pleased to welcome you to the website for the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS).  The staff of MSPS supports and advocates for students from traditionally underrepresented populations. We are here to assist the students we serve thrive personally, socially and academically at the College of Charleston.

We are passionate about our work and welcome all students regardless of gender, race, age, ethnicity, physical disabilities, political orientation, sexual orientation, class, or religion. We will always stand in support of the value of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to promoting an environment where all feel welcomed, all feel respected and all feel included.

With the resources we’ve been allocated, we will continue to provide diverse programming to include workshops, discussion forums, monthly cultural events and other means of helping students make a connection to the College.  Our staff recognizes and values the uniqueness of each individual. We will continue to collaborate with many internal areas as well as the local community to provide additional support and resources for students attending the College of Charleston.

Our office is located in the yellow historic house next door to the Addlestone Library. We extend an open invitation to each of you to drop by-have a free cup of coffee or tea; or stay a while and do your homework or research in one of two computer labs in the center.  Printing, use of our conference room or the living room to relax in between classes are also available for use by faculty, staff and students. We look forward to your visit!

Teresa Smith, EdD
Director, Multicultural Student Programs and Services
A Member of the Division of Student Affairs
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
843.953.5660 (office)
843.953.5676 (fax)
smitht@cofc.edu